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Malcolm “Mack” Long, Director

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Proposed Intersection Safety Enhancements For Helena Valley



Helena - The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) would like to
announce and invite the public to comment on a proposal to install
safety improvements at three sites around the Helena Valley. The
proposed work includes adding safety measures at the following three
sites: 



SITE 1- Prospect Ave & Gibbon St Intersection - Remove the
Gibbon St southbound left-turn movement and replace the left-turn bay
with raised concrete refuge island for pedestrians. Install
ladder-style crosswalk and new pedestrian warning signs for
southbound vehicles on Gibbon St. Install pedestrian warning signs
for eastbound to northbound left-turning vehicles on Prospect Ave,
placed in the raised median. 



SITE 2- Lincoln Rd & Glass Dr
Intersection - Install 1-2 luminaires for designation lighting.
Install north and southbound oversized stop signs with "Cross Traffic
Does Not Stop" plaques. Add new north and southbound stop bars.
Install east and westbound intersection warning signs with street
name plaques. 



SITE 3- Lincoln Rd & Hauser Dam Rd Intersection -
Install a vehicle-activated, solar-powered sign warning eastbound
vehicles about upcoming stop condition. Install inlaid warning
stripes in roadway. Upgrade existing double-sided arrow sign. 



The
purpose of the project is to address pedestrian/bicycle and
intersection crashes. Construction is tentatively planned for 2022
depending on completion of design and availability of funds. 



An
important part of properly planning for future projects is partnering
with the community. The Montana Department of Transportation welcomes
the public to provide ideas and comments on the proposed project.
Comments may be submitted online at
http://www.mdt.mt.gov/mdt/comment_form.shtml or in writing to Montana
Department of Transportation, Great Falls office at PO Box 1359,
Great Falls, MT  59403-1359. Please note that comments are for
project UPN 9655000.



The public is encouraged to contact Great Falls
District Administrator Jim Wingerter at (406) 454-5897 or Project
Design Engineer Michael S. Grover at (406) 444-4188.



Alternative
accessible formats of this document will be provided on request.
Persons who need an alternative format should contact the Office of
Civil Rights, Department of Transportation, 2701 Prospect Avenue, PO
Box 201001, Helena, MT 59620. Telephone 406-444-5416 or Montana Relay
Service at 711.